Crispin Rhodes HR Blog
April 21, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

From 1st October, 2014, under Part 8 of the new Children and Families Act 2014, those employees and agency workers who are in a “qualifying relationship” with a pregnant woman will have the statutory right to take time off to attend antenatal appointments with the woman. (read more)

April 17, 2014 by Sharon Pugh

So you allow your employees to surf the net, sell their items on e-bay, do their internet shopping in their own time, be it before or after work hours or even in their lunch hour. But what if they’ve ordered goods from their personal account but then complain via their business e-mail account? (read more)

April 10, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

New legislation came into effect on 6th April, 2014 making employers wholly responsible for the payment of all Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and preventing them from being able to reclaim SSP from the Government. (read more)

April 6, 2014 by Pardip Singhota

Suitable alternative employment (SAE) is when there is an alternative role a potentially redundant employee can be ‘slotted’ into to avoid a redundancy situation. (read more)

April 3, 2014 by Pardip Singhota

Recently I was asked by an employer what and how should they handle a situation when an employee turns up at work smelling of alcohol? Was this a dismissible offence or one that was best treated as an illness? (read more)

March 26, 2014 by Angela Rhodes

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) have proposed an increase in the national minimum wage (NMW) of 3% which would increase the adult rate to £6.50 per hour (from £6.31) with the youth and apprentice rates proposed to be increased by 2%.

We will keep you informed when the new rates have been confirmed which usually take effect from 1st October each year.